Whether you have lived abroad for 10 years or 10 minutes, our local assistants can simplify life and introduce you to the very best your new city has to offer

We know how challenging it can be to move to abroad. From the endless admin (setting up your home, figuring out how to get around, making 1001 decisions from where to live to what type of fridge to buy, to choosing a doctor based on instinct). Sadly the organisation continues throughout your assignment, with questions always cropping up. 

With no one to ask, you suddenly feel pretty isolated and a long way from home.     

Our trusted Local Assistants are here to help you and your family throughout your whole assignment. We are always just a phone call or email away, because for some of us it may take a little longer to get settled. Choose the level of support needed (see fee structure below), from our Concierge level service when you first arrive to ongoing Member Club once you're more settled.

 Want to know where the locals go for their summer holiday? How best to avoid the line to renew your car tax? Who is the best plumber? Or researching opportunities available to further your career? Our Local Assistants draw upon their own personal experiences and knowledge together with advice from previous expats to provide you with trustworthy product or service recommendations quickly and effortlessly. They even book it all in for you, taking care of all the details. Giving you the time and knowledge to experiences life as a local.  

Local Knowledge at your Fingertips

There is no need to do this all on your own. Reinventing your life abroad whether its your first move or every 2-3years is incredibly tiresome and very isolating. Allow us to support you throughout each and every move.

Simply call or email your question or request now. Your first call is completely {Free of charge}  

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How It Works 

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* response time is within the hour throughout normal business hours 8am - 6pm. After which response time can take up to 12hours.  

* response time is within the hour throughout normal business hours 8am - 6pm. After which response time can take up to 12hours.  

For Corporate Packages: 


The Brief:

All packages are per person per month. Please note we are only operating in South Africa currently. But do let us know if you would like to see us in your new city by contacting us here


  • 1 month WhatsApp Support (response time 24- 48hrs) 
  • 1 Personal Assistant Task 
  • Access to Translating Joburg Members Club (see below for further details)  
  • $49


Our Survival Package provides you with all the information you need to know, plus the opportunity to talk through all your questions and concerns. It's a rolling contract, providing you the support you need for as long as you need it.

Our aim is to ensure you experience the best South Africa has to offer, and can put your talents and passions to good use throughout your time here. 

What included: 

  • Unlimited Personalised Phone Calls (at least once a week). 
  • Weekly "Whats On" email - similar format to our new in town emails, providing recommendations on events / coffee shops / products / festivals and annual experiences.  
  • Access to private Facebook group - join the daily topic of conversation (events / volunteering placements / advice).
  • Inspiration and support to further your career and make your time in Joburg matter. 
  • Learn about South African culture and way of life through our monthly insight workshops with key South African influencers from the world of politic's, fashion, social media, finance, and history.  
  • Plan your next weekend getaway, or big road trip with the help of our travel itineraries. 
  • Connect with others through our monthly:
    • Networking session
    • Webinar's discussing a particular expat topic (global careers / personal development / travel / having children abroad)  
  • Resources - checklists / guides everything you need to get you and your family organised
  • and much much more ............. 

    To get your own personalised inside scoop on everything that is happening in and around Johannesburg, sign up for our survival package below. 

  • $149 per month 



  • Our most comprehensive package for those who want Career and Personal Branding and practical support. 
  • Unlimited phone email & whatsapp support with your Local Expert.
  • 4 Personalised Tasks
    • Reports for schools / homes / holidays / children's activities.
    • Arrange school tours / pre relocation visits / holiday itineraries
    • Book plumbers / electricians / party planners / restaurants    
    • Recommend and draw up contracts for staff
    • Proof read housing contracts
    • Translation of key documents   
    • Introduce to likeminded professional mentors  / local or expat friends 
  • Lifetime Access to Identity Project (worth $390) our Transformative Online Learning Platform. Supporting you to adapt and figure out whats next in your career and life plan.   
  • $799

    Please note - all our Local Assistant Packages include access to the members club:

Already living in a city, but want make better use of your time? 

Join the Members Club. 

$30 a month

Your membership includes: 

  • Weekly Brief - Stay up to date with everything that is on offer, receive a weekly email with information on events / new openings / reviews / articles all focused on how to make the most of your time in your city.
  • Time 4 Tea & Cake - Each Monday morning join us for a Facebook live discussion, sharing insights and tips on setting up a business abroad, parenting oversea's, moving, new restaurants to try, productivity tips, work placements, whatever the topic for that week, its an opportunity to chat and share your experiences with likeminded people.
  • Monthly Webinar - Opportunity for you to impress your friends with all your local knowledge! Come and learn more about your current home culture / country. Each month we invite an expert from local industry to present to us their passion, whether its fashion / food / history / architecture, log on from home ask your questions, and get ready to be inspired.   
  • Cocktails and Conversations  - new to town, and want to meet others who have just arrived? Or want to widen your circle of friends, each month we will meet up for brunch, afternoon tea, or drinks. The time will change, but there will always be a cocktail on offer (whether its virgin or alcoholic is personal preference).....................   
  • Facebook Forum - daily interactive conversations around key expat topics, or just use the opportunity to ask question/ give advice/ make a suggestion.     
  • Resources - checklists / guides everything you need to get you and your family organised.

Why Translating Me? 

  • First Hand Experience of life in your city 
  • We guide you through the practical and emotional
  • Settle in 6 Steps - take our Identity Project Online Course to get yourself set up  
  • Accessible - just an email or phone call away 
  • Tailored Service - we personalise our service to your specific needs
  • Support for all the family - we provide services to assignee, partner and children
  • Limitless - we will support you throughout your time abroad, not just for the first few months 

Translating your Personal Assistant Hannah:  

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A British Expat, Hannah was relocated to South Africa in 2010 and since then 2 boys, 1 girl and a dog (in reverse order) have filled her heart and time with love and noise. Balancing family and career priorities Hannah has retrained as a certified executive coach to support people who are living abroad.

She now spends her days providing useful strategies, training programmes, and high level coaching to ensure you make the most of your time abroad. Recommending trips, areas to live, accessing schools and tutors,  


She can not wait to support you in living life as a local. 





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